Celebrating Syria Festival is all about Celebrating Syria’s art and culture. Exhibition tours are essential party of the festival. Syrian artists, in the UK or abroad, have continued their cultural and artistic production. In this exhibition as part of the 5th Celebrating Syria Festival, five UK-based Syrian artists showcase their work as they reflect on and engage with this year’s festival theme: Distance. The artists are Ammar Azzouz, Khalda Alkhmri, Leena Sahloul, Manya Alkhmri, and Tarek Tuma.
This event is part of the 5th Celebrating Syria: a Festival of Arts and Culture. For the full festival programme, please visit celebratingsyria.org
Building on 4 years of success, culminating in an entirely virtual festival in December 2020, Rethink Rebuild Society persists with its creative mission, showcasing the talent and creativity of Syrian artists in the UK and presenting a truly bright image of Syria and its culture and heritage, an image that has long been neglected amidst the war and the refugee crisis.
The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Distance’, a title that is ‘inspired’ by social distancing measures imposed on us all as a result of the COVID-19, where isolation and distance became the norm and many people stayed away from loved ones. ‘Distance’ also sums up the experiences of many Syrian and non-Syrian people, forcibly displaced, exiled or refugees around the world as a result of injustice.